- Poetry Collections by Ron Gavalik
- Rusted Roads and Day-Old Roses (Signed)
Rusted Roads and Day-Old Roses (Signed)
Rusted Roads and Day-Old Roses is a deviant driving tour through the lives of victims, the voiceless, and the vicious.
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Rusted Roads and Day-Old Roses is a deviant driving tour through the lives of victims, the voiceless, and the vicious. In his seventh free verse collection, award-winning poet Ron Gavalik pours blood on each page to reveal his gritty exploits as a rideshare taxi driver in Pittsburgh. Every day, humanity is compelled to keep going. Enlightenment, loot, food, or sex – people are forever pushed forward. On these rusted roads, the reader discovers we are but a hodgepodge of day-old roses. Ignored by the masses, hardworking souls thrive by the virtue of great love bestowed by the few.
“Reading Ron Gavalik's poetry is like finding a quiet seat next to one of Pittsburgh's rivers, Zen-like reflections in the midst of grit, car horns, blue-collar bustle, and painted bridges.”
–Alexis Thompson, Pittsburgh musician and activist
“Ron Gavalik paints a bleak picture of the disenfranchised and the heartless on his canvas, but there is still a glimmer of hope between every line.”
–Michelle Renee Lane, Bram Stoker Award Nominated Author of Invisible Chains.